Textile & ApparelPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will focus on development of textile products and their distribution and use in terms of psychological, social, economic, and physical needs of consumers. This includes design and production of textile products; properties and processing of fibers, yarns, and fabrics; marketing research in the textile industry; and fashion and fabric consultation services. You will study textile science, functional and aesthetic design, production planning, textile manufacturing, and the physical and chemical properties of textile materials.
- A certificate or associate degree prepares individuals for jobs in retail sales or textile marketing.
- A bachelor's degree is desirable for most positions such as retail sales management, educational representative for the apparel industry, apparel advertising, and wardrobe planner.
- An advanced degree is usually required to teach in higher education or, after specialized training, to work as a textile chemist or engineer.